Canada Immigration Fees Increased Effective April 30th, 2022

Canada Immigration IRCC Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced on 5th April, 2022 that IRCC is increasing the Fees for different Permanent Residence (PR) Applications.

This fee increment will apply on the following types of applications

  • Permit Holder Applications
  • Economic Applications
  • Family and Humanitarian Class Applications

Since 2002, Canada Immigration fees remained the same till 2020. Fees was increased in 2020 to balance the inflation. And at the same time it was announced by Canadian Immigration that the fees schedule will be revised and fees will be increased every two years.

ProgramApplicationsFee (Now)Fee (After
April 30th 2022)
Right of Permanent Residence FeePrincipal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner$500$515
Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)Principal applicant$825$850
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$825$850
Accompanying dependent child$225$230
Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives)Sponsorship fee$75$75
Sponsored principal applicant$475$490
Sponsored dependent child$75$75
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Business (Federal and Quebec)Principal applicant$1,575$1,625
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$825$850
Accompanying dependent child$225$230
Permit HoldersPrincipal applicant$325$335
Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)Principal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Protected PersonsPrincipal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public PolicyPrincipal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Amount in Canadian Dollars

In the first line of fees chart, Right of Permanent Residence Fees (Now CAD500) must be paid by every PR applicant, but this fee is refundable if the PR application rejected. This fee does not apply on the following applications

  • Dependent child of the Sponsor or Main Applicant
  • Sponsorship for adopted child
  • Sponsorship for (orphaned) brother, sister, niece, nephew and grandchildren
  • Protected Persons which includes applications from Convention Refugees and applicants on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds.

Also Read: Canada’s AGRI-FOOD Pilot Program

Which Application’s Fees Canada Immigration Will Not Increase

Applications Fee will remain the same for below mentioned categories

  • Employer Specific Work Permits
  • Open Work Permits
  • Visit Visa
  • Tourist Visa
  • Permanent Resident Travel Documents
  • Permanent Resident Cards
  • Replacement and/or Certification Documents

Canada Immigration try its best to cover the costs of Government Programs from the applicants and individuals who receive their services and not the Taxpayers of Canada.

You can visit the official web portal of Canada Immigration to view the announcement of Fees increment. (click here)

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